23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
The simplest permutation is if Scarlets win against Ulster then they win the title. If it's a draw in Stradey and Dragons win in Dublin, then Ruddock's team will be crowned champions. If Ulster were to win and Dragons lose then Alan Solomons will celebrate the end of his tenure with a Celtic Cup and League double.Fair return for a good season.
If Ulster were to win without the bonus and Dragons win with the bonus point then Ulster will be denied by a single pont. It's that close. And Leinster can do their northern cousins a favour and at the same time put an end to the nonsense that has been visited on them in the past weeks.
Reports of player dissatisfaction do, the players no favours and a disservice to a decent man, the Leinster coach Gary Ella. They can set out their stall for next season by seeing off the Dragons and giving Ulster a clear run at the title.
Cunningham; S Young, Mallon, Stewart, Topping; Humphreys, Doak; S Best, Sexton, Moore, Mustchin, Frost, Ward, N Best, Wilson.
Replacements: Shields, McCormack, Barker, McMillan, Campbell, Larkin, Wallace.
Full Details at: www.ulsterrugby.ie
G Dempsey, J Norton, B O'Driscoll, S Horgan, B Burke, F Contepomi, B O'Meara, R Corrigan (capt), S Byrne, E Byrne, L Cullen, M O'Kelly, E Miller, N Ronan, V Costello.
Replacements: S Brophy, G Hickie, B Gissing, A McCullen, D Dillon, B O'Riordan, J McWeeney.
Full Details at: www.leinsterrugby.ie
C Cullen; S Payne, M Mullins, J Holland, A Horgan; J Staunton, E Reddan; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes; D Pusey, P O'Connell; A Quinlan, D Wallace, A Foley.
Replacements: F Roche, G McIlwham, T Hogan, S Keogh, M Prendergast, B Touhy, AN Other.
Full Details at: www.munsterrugby.ie
M. Mostyn; T. Robinson, D. Yapp, T. Allnutt, C. McPhillips; E. Elwood, C. O'Loughlin; D. McFarland, B. Jackman, P. Bracken; C. Short, A. Farley; P. Neville, M. Lacey, M. Carroll.
(Replacements to be announced later).
Full Details at: www.connachtrugby.ie